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Four Plays: "The Play's the Thing"; "Good Morning, Bill"; "Come on, Jeeves"; "Leave it to Psmith"

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- The Play's the Thing
- Good Morning, Bill
- Leave it to Psmith
- Come on, Jeeves
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Published August 11th 1983 by Methuen Drama (first published January 1st 1983)
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jennifer
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
These plays, all light comedies, were written and performed in the mid-twenties to 1930, except for the last, "Come On, Jeeves", which gives no date of writing or performance. Interesting to see that Joan Hickson, who would be the most intimidating Miss Marple fifty years later, played a disapproving club employee in "Leave It To Psmith" in 1930. She must have had that sort of face even as a young girl!

I love Wodehouse, especially Jeeves and Wooster, but these plays do suffer somewhat from a sil
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Nicole
Jul 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
Includes 'The Play's the Thing', 'Good Morning, Bill', 'Leave it to Psmith', & 'Come On,Jeeves'.
The last two plays are adapted from Wodehouse's own books.
However the first two are adaptations of Hungarian plays for an American audience.'Spiel in Schloss' became 'The Play's the Thing'so later 'Good Morning, Bill'was also based on Ladislaus Fodor's work. Wodehouse did not read the original plays but received a plot synopsis from his agent so he could create and embellish them to fit their new
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Jun 11, 2012 added it
Shelves: plays
[Reading the plays every so often]

The Play's The Thing: Nice, short and simple play. Yes, it's funny. Yes, it's old. And it reads like an old funny play. The set-up is now cliche (in a way), and I think was cliche in the 20's. Still, I like the way Wodehouse and Molner dealt with it.


Leave It To Psmith: This was great! Fun, funny, intriguing with enough threads being thrown around that I was fine with the ending that worked hard to tie up all the strings. I do want to read the novel version now
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Abhinav Jaganathan
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Play's the Thing is the thing. What a louly awesomatic work. Laughter Laughter everywhere! Wodehouse is God.
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Shelves: humour, wodehouse, owned
Just read Good Morning Bill, a 3 Act Play, Squiffy visits and they all end up in Act I at Bill's country residence. Some funny bits
Liz
May 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Oh, by far the best one was the first play. But the others were great, too. Could not stop laughing. The 'p' is silent, as in 'psalmon'. My sisters and I were laughing over that one for weeks!
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so ...more
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